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MCEDC Summer Digest, June 26 , 2017
Program News & Announcements
Digests Will Be Published Biweekly During Summer
As a reminder, the Mortenson Center's Digest will be published every other week during June & July.  We wish everyone a safe and productive summer!
Humanitarian Response and Disaster Management Course Available in Fall -- CVEN 5837

Dr. Carlo Salvinelli will be offering Humanitarian Response and Disaster Management this fall. The course will be scheduled on Tues/Thurs at 12:30 to 1:45 pm and will be available on campus and via distance education sections (where students "attend" class from off-campus).

The course will give an overview of the main principles, standards, and key stakeholders involved in humanitarian response and will analyze the different phases of disaster and crisis managment. For more details, see the course information webpage. To be placed on the waiting list for registration, please email Robyn at sandekian@colorado.edu
Did you know?

Devex recently surveyed over 120 global development recruiters to find out what skills they're looking for most often in new hires. When it comes to languages other than English, 49% of recruiters listed French as the most in-demand. Spanish and Arabic followed in second and third place respectively.
Upcoming Events at the Posner Center 
Financial Inclusion for Women in the Developing World

June 29, 2017; 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Full financial inclusion of women in the developing world is an essential element of global poverty eradication. Many development efforts emphasize training or capacity-building work with women; this work needs to be paired with broader structural changes, such as in access to financial tools in order to maximize impact. What, precisely, is financial inclusion work seeking to address? What are the various tools and resources available to women? What outcomes do we see from these different approaches to women's financial inclusion? What innovations or shifts are emerging in financial inclusion work in the developing world? Come to this event to hear from several experts on the topic. Free and open to the public.  Go to the Posner Center website  for more information and to RSVP.
Upcoming Webinars
How can a program design rural sanitation financial support to reach the most disadvantaged?

June 29, 2017  @ 6:00 am (MDT)

Hosted by the Cambodian Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Sub-Group (RuSH), this interactive webinar will discuss how different programs have tried to design rural sanitation subsidies to reach the poorest. Examples will be shared from India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia. Rapid presentations will be followed by discussion questions and polls for participants to share their rural sanitation knowledge with others. Register here.
Conferences and Workshops
Hands-on CEB Build Workshops

ColoradoEARTH is hosting 2-day (July 8-9 and Sept. 2-3) and 7-day (July 8-14) workshops in Golden, Colorado for those interested in building with compressed earth blocks (CEB). For full details, including costs, see  their website. 
OU International WaTER Conference

The University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference will be held in Norman, OK on September 18-19, 2017. Check out the conference website for more information.
IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference

October 19-22, 2017 in  San Jose, California

Now in its 7th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development. Check out the conference website.
EDC Conference Travel and Research Travel
Funds Available

Remember that the Mortenson Center now offers travel funds to students who present EDC-relevant work at conferences and to students who are conducting EDC-relevant research for their MS thesis or PhD dissertation. To apply, check out the links on the MCEDC Resources website. You'll also find links to department, college, and campus funding opportunities.
Employment & Funding Opportunities
Doctoral Fellowship, Joint Centre for Disaster Research

A PhD research scholarship is available in a non-traditional sources of data (i.e. social media) for impact modelling and evaluation of disaster events. The Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) is awarding a 3-year PhD Scholarship for late 2017 - 2020. The scholarship is available to the students of all nationalities. The starting date is any time from September to December 2017.  More details .
Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network is Hiring a Program Associate

The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network ( MFAN) is seeking a motivated individual who is interested in global development policy to join our team as the Program Associate. He/she will provide programmatic, event and administrative support to the MFAN staff and Co-Chairs. For more details about this entry level position, click here.
Unpaid Internships with State Dept.

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State's Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy. Requires either a Public Trust, Secret or Top Secret security clearance and full time work during spring 2018.

Applications due: June 30, 2017 Details
Amrita University is Hiring

Amrita University, one of India's premiere teaching and research institutions, is inviting talented individuals with a Ph.D. or those completing their PhD in the next 12 months with a strong commitment to teaching and research for faculty positions at its Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Amritapuri campuses. For more details about interview dates and positions, click here.
Postdoctoral Fellowships with Fulbright US Scholar Program

Hundreds of  2018-2019  Fulbright Fellowships are available. Check out the opportunities in the Catalog of Awards.

Applications due: August 1, 2017
Study Abroad and Internship Opportunities
Fall Internships with Clara Vista in Rural Costa Rica

Clara Vista is seeking two interns to live in rural Costa Rica and work at their community center for 6 months starting this fall. One will focus on implementing our sustainable community development plan, and the other will focus on building relationships and grant writing. Food/lodging is paid for as well as a $500 travel stipend. Applications are due June 30, 2017.

They also have 3 openings on their volunteer marketing and communications committee (commitment of 10 hrs per month) specifically for social media, graphic design, and website support. For full details, see www.claravista.org/join-out-team/ .

Arava Institute in Israel

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 academic and internship programs! Join their community of students and researchers from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, the US, and around the world by spending a semester or a year with them in southern Israel.

For more information, see details
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